Barbara has a nursing background spanning over 43 years working in the acute sector, community and primary care services. She is currently Director of Nursing and Quality at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
Barbara has worked in numerous organisations, provider and commissioning to help with improving the quality and care in services across England. Between 2004 and 2008 Barbara was one of two national nursing and midwifery clinical leads working for Connecting for Health. Her operational role involved reaching out to the whole nursing and midwifery community across England, and to connect it with practical support and resources to ensure the new technologies reflect and support rapidly changing nursing practice.
She is committed to improving services to patients and considers she is privileged to work with many great nurses and other health care colleagues.